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Dennis Tester

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St. Paul, Minnesota
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Posted on 12/10/14 at 09:42 am in response to What an atheist is teaching me about the nature of faith

That's why they call it "faith," sir. The faithful don't need to see air to know it exists.

Rather than complain about the effects of the Hobby Lobby ruling, we should recognize that the real problem stems from the federal government attempting to create one-size-fits-all health insurance policies and mandating coverage for things that it deems necessary, even when the mandatory coverage is controversial.

When the republicans have enough political power to finally overturn Obamacare, the first step should be to eliminate the mandated coverages, which will not only eliminate...

these people support the politicians in office who control what they're compaining about.

Posted on 12/05/14 at 08:27 am in response to Hubbard defends KSTP-TV's Hodges story after SPJ seeks disavowal

Great letter, Mr. Hubbard. I agree with your remarks 100%.

Saint Paul used to have a residency requirement for its cops too but was changed by the 1999 law. People liked the idea of having a cop car parked on the street on their block, somehow thinking that it offered them some added protection.

But Stanek's rationale made sense: First, it's probably unconstitutional to tell employees where they have to live, but also, by removing the residency requirement the cities benefitted from a larger, expanded talent pool of people who were now...

When I came home from the Navy, my older sister encouraged me to take the upcoming exam for the Ramsey County Deputy Sheriff position. She had been a deputy for several years and thought I would be a good fit since I had served as a Navy Shore Patrol on occasion and did an undercover stint in NIS.

I wasn't really interested in the job, but how do you tell that to your well-meaning sister, right? And so with 2-days notice and no preparation, I took the exam along with about 1500...

Even though I finished number one on the exam, they assumed I would need extra help to get through the academy. Go figure.

Posted on 12/01/14 at 12:01 pm in response to Why riots? A lawyer's thoughts on Ferguson

with the alleged civil rights movement is that the usual suspects behave in the usual, counter-productive ways, which hurts their cause more than it helps it. The republican party has become the party of middleclass white people and the party grew some since the events in Ferguson.

When casual observers and others of average intellect try to reconcile the official record of evidence with the destructive behavior of people operating from a base of hyperbole ("... the right to walk...

Posted on 12/01/14 at 11:22 am in response to Black Friday spending down; Target reports record online sales

"The busiest shopping day of the year also saw a major boom for gun sales, with the federal background check system setting a record of more than 175,000 background checks Friday, according to the FBI."

1. Eliminate the use of state National Guard troops in war zones. If the active duty army can't handle the situation, increase the size of the army. The National Guard should only be used for state emergencies.

2. Increase the number and type of psychological testing given to all candidates for combat. We have way too many cases of PTSD coming home from combat and way too many suicides as a result. Submarine service candidates go through three days of extensive psychological...